Mary le Bow 2018

By , 13 October 2020

Mary le Bow is an occasional release, the wine made by Bruce Jack in conjunction with the Frater family who have a farm outside Ashton – read more here. The 2018 has just been released, a blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Malbec, 14% Shiraz and 14% Petit Verdot, the wine matured for 12 months in 225-litre barrels, 30% new.

The nose shows red and black fruit, pepper and overt yet attractive oak-derived notes – incense, cinnamon, cloves and mocha. The palate shows good fruit definition with bright acidity and firm yet fine tannins. Slick in the best sense, this should only get better in bottle. Price: R320 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 91/100.

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